Forgiving the Unrepentant

Forgiving the Unrepentant

by Ricardo "Ricky" Manuel


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Distraught at the murder of his only daughter, Pastor Ricardo "Ricky" Manuel was faced with the dilemma of not only forgiving the person who killed her but with the harsh reality that the killer would never ask for forgiveness. Filled with emotions that changed often, Pastor Manuel and his family had to dig deeper into the Word of God and in there walk with God to remain sane and go to another level of spiritual growth. What level? The level in Christ that requires you to forgive everyone-- even the unrepentant. Come along and journey with Pastor Ricardo as he shares insights from the Word of God that can help you forgive anything. Learn how to avoid the traps meant to snare your soul like bitterness, wrath, rage, vengeance, and more.Forgiveness doesn't mean agreeing with, condoning, or even liking what has happened. Forgiveness means letting go of the negative emotions and knowing that-regardless of how challenging, frightening, or difficult an experience may seem-everything is a tool that can help you to learn and to grow spiritually. After reading this book, the hope is you will be better able to accept the traumatic events of the past while changing your perspective on them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781722187828
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/13/2018
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Pastor Ricardo R. Manuel (Ricky) is a native of Fayetteville, N.C. In 1969, he joined the Fayetteville Deliverance Evangelist Center under the leadership of the late Bishop James Hilton.
His mother is the late Attie J. McLeary (Fayetteville, N.C.), and his father is the late Rudolph C. Campbell (Colon, Panama).
He married the former Angela Roberson in 1981 and has two children Ricardo E'ron and the late Lorraine Marissa "Cuppie". They have two grandchildren, Malorie Grace Manuel and Hraji Azaiah Franklin.
In 1979, he joined the U.S Army after graduating from high school and served 21 years in Personal Records/Supply/Logistics which culminated in his becoming an Assistant to the Inspector General. He received numerous awards and decorations, and he retired as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer. He was a logistician with the United States Precision Helicopter Team which won first place in France in 1986 and Castlebury, England in 1989.
In 1992, he became a member of the First African Baptist Church of East Savannah under the leadership of Pastor Thomas E. Williams.
In 1996, he became an ordained deacon at First African Baptist Church of East Savannah. At First African, he also was the president of the Brotherhood Ministry and worked with the brown bag feeding program.
He answered his call to ministry and was licensed December 6, 1998, by Pastor Thomas E. Williams. On April 9, 2000, he was ordained by Pastor Thomas E. Williams and shortly afterward was called to be the Assistant Pastor of Second Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Harold H. Baker.
In October 2003, he was called as the Pastor of Second Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. While he was the Pastor, the following ministries were started:
• the Brotherhood,
• Sisterhood,
• Youth After-School Feeding/Tutoring
• Feeding of the Homeless,
• The Christian Coalition Against Crime
• Matthew 25 Housing and
• Liturgical Dance
In 2010, the Ebenezer Youth Choir competed in the Disney Gospel Fest Competition, in Orlando Florida to the glory of God.

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